A WHOLE ‘NOTHER level from my brunch pasta.
If you’ve seen the movie Elf, you probably remember that scene where Buddy mixes chocolate, candy, and maple syrup into spaghetti and shovels it in his face. Being a weird kid, I’ve always been curious as to how sweet pasta would taste like. It doesn’t sound disgusting, but it also doesn’t sound appetizing. Unless if your noodles are sweet too—and what better than to use sweet potatoes?!
I actually prefer my sweet potatoes made sweet rather than savory (even though both styles are absolutely amazing) for some strange reason, so for those of you who feel the same way it won’t seem as unusual. Of course if you’re a savory person like most people I know, still, don’t ignore the recipe! Sub in regular pasta sauce, pesto or whatever salty shizzle you have in your fridge and make these noodles just like in Elf. I called this recipe the “hash noodles” because mine turned into short strips like hash browns!
And if you’ve never seen that movie, then what the heck—what is wrong with you, go do it right now!
RECIPE (sweet potato hash noodles)
- 1-2 medium or 3-4 small yams or sweet potatoes—enough to make around one cup of pasta
- TIP: make sure your yams are thin enough for your spiralizer!
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Opt: vanilla powder, Stevia, coconut sugar, ginger, any other spices
RECIPE (sweet peanut sauce)
- 3 TBSP powdered peanut butter; you can use peanut flour but the texture won’t be as smooth
- 2-2.5 TBSP water
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp vanilla bean powder
- Opt: cacao powder, Stevia, coconut sugar, ginger, any other spices
- Rinse your sweet potatoes.
- Take a spiralizer or vegetable peeler and make noodles as instructed with your device until you have made one cup of “noodles”.
- Place the noodles in a bowl, add in spices and carefully mix the noodles in with the spices evenly and thoroughly.
- Cook your sweet potato noodles as you desire—whether that be microwaving, boiling or baking! (Note: they probably take around the same amount of time because the sweet potato is in thinner form—around 4-5 minutes!)
- While your noodles cook, take the powdered peanut butter and optional spices in a small bowl and carefully stir in water. If it’s too thin, add more powdered peanut butter, and if it’s too thick, add more water.
- Once the noodles finish cooking, let it cool slightly and stir in peanut sauce very carefully—as the noodles are delicate!
- Serve with basically anything—chocolate, granola, fruit, candy, and Buddy’s favorite: maple syrup!
Have you ever watched Elf before? Do you like sweet potatoes sweet or savory?